Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

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Men's 68 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date 27 August
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Hadi Saei  Iran
2nd, silver medalist(s) Huang Chih-hsiung  Chinese Taipei
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Song Myeong-Seob  South Korea
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Taekwondo at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

The men's 68 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 26 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

Iran's Hadi Saei secured a tight 4–3 victory over Chinese Taipei's Huang Chih-hsiung to pick up the Olympic gold medal in the event, adding it to his bronze from Sydney four years earlier.[1][2] Meanwhile, South Korean taekwondo fighter Song Myeong-seob edged his worthy adversary Diogo Silva of Brazil 12–7 to score a bronze.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. The taekwondo fighters eliminated in earlier rounds by the two finalists of the main bracket advanced directly to the repechage tournament. These matches determined the bronze medal winner for the event.[3]


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 27 August 2004 11:00
Preliminary Round


  • PTG — Won by points gap
  • KO — Won by knockout
  • SUP — Won by superiority
  • OT — Won on over time (Golden Point)
  • WO — Walkover

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
 Mohamed Omrani (TUN) 2  
 Carlo Massimino (AUS) 7      Carlo Massimino (AUS) 4  
 Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 11      Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 5  
 Duncan Mahlangu (RSA) 7        Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 5  
 Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) KO        Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 7  
 Bertrand Gbongou Liango (CAF) 1:45-3      Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) 8  
 Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 8      Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 10  
 Tamer Hussein (EGY) 1        Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 3
 Hadi Saei (IRI) RSC        Hadi Saei (IRI) 4
 Carlo Molfetta (ITA) 1:53-2      Hadi Saei (IRI) 8  
 Luis Alberto García (VEN) 5      Diogo Silva (BRA) 6  
 Diogo Silva (BRA) 6        Hadi Saei (IRI) 9+  
 Alejandro Hernando (ARG) 10        Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 9  
 Jesper Roesen (DEN) 11      Jesper Roesen (DEN) 11      
 Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 15      Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 13      
 Niyamaddin Pashayev (AZE) 13  


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal match
       Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 10  
 Diogo Silva (BRA) WO      Diogo Silva (BRA) 12  
 Carlo Molfetta (ITA)          Diogo Silva (BRA) 7
     Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 12
       Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 8
 Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) 4      Tamer Hussein (EGY) 6  
 Tamer Hussein (EGY) 8  


  1. ^ a b "Jang Ji-won of South Korea grabs gold". Associated Press. ESPN. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Lin, Chieh-yu (28 August 2004). "Team Taiwan takes silver in taekwondo". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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